Our dogs

At the moment we have 19 dogs here at Cani da Vita

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Our method

The business of pet therapy has gained over the years definitely a growing interest.

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Training events

March-April 2009 Training Course ”Dog Handler in Animal Assisted Therapies and Activities” organized in cooperation with the Istituto Zooprofilattico Sperimentale delle Venezie and sponsored by the Autonomous Province of Trento

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Ever since its foundation, San Patrignano has always paid special attention to animals.. Vincenzo Muccioli immediately realized that breeding could be one of the most effective ways to raise motivation and awareness in boys and girls throughout their rehabilitation.
Drug addiction can be seen as a lack of “life”, as the decision to stop living, to let oneself go. This is why San Patrignano believes in the principle to transfer life into everyday life, any form of life, including animals. From a therapeutic point of view, living and working with animals is a basic element, since taking care of them means to take care of a life, which is essential to learn how to take care of oneself. Scientific research agrees with the fact that it is a pleasure to look after an animal, from both an affective and emotional point of view. Taking care of an animal, looking after it and stroking it makes us feel alive, useful, responsible, able to love and to be loved, for free.

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